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This Week in Vegan News: Oatly Debuts Vegan Cream Cheese, Beyond Meat Revamps Its Vegan Sausage, and More

Oatly announces plans for two new vegan cream cheese flavors, Beyond Meat releases a newer, “meatier” version of its vegan sausage, and other top stories.

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Oatly announces plans for two new vegan cream cheese flavors, Beyond Meat releases a newer, “meatier” version of its vegan sausage, and other top stories.

Beyond Meat Debuts New Vegan Sausage

Beyond Meat already makes plant-based grilling easier than ever. Just in time for summer, the alternative meat brand has revamped its vegan sausage recipe! The new recipe features a meatier taste and an updated blend of spices. The updated recipe is rolling out nationwide at retailers like Kroger, Albertsons, and Publix and will be marked with a “meatier taste” logo on the packaging.

Beyond Meat Sausage on tray

Courtesy of Beyond Meat

The Game Changers Sequel Is in the Works

The Game Changers changed the way a lot of people think about protein, plant-based diets, and working out. The documentary was released in 2019 and featured several prominent professional vegan athletes and bodybuilders. The sequel is now in the works and has been picked up by UNINTERRUPTED, an athlete empowerment brand founded by LeBron James. The Game Changers 2 will expand on the first film while touching on intersectional issues such as children’s health, food justice, the environment, and more.

The Game Changers flyer

Courtesy of The Game Changers

Oatly Debuts Vegan Cream Cheese

The dairy-alternative brand is adding another product to its line of dairy-free delicacies. Oatly’s first flavors of vegan cream cheese are set to hit the shelves at US retailers at the end of the month. After a successful trial run of the vegan cream cheese in Philadelphia earlier this year, the brand wasted no time in getting the plant-based cream cheese to the masses! Look out for Oatly Plain Cream Cheese and Oatly Chive & Onion Cream Cheese at major retailers at the end of June.


Courtesy of Oatly

Derek Jeter Invests in Plant-Based Brand Meati Foods

Plant-based startup Meati Foods has had a busy year acquiring investors and distributing their mushroom-based vegan meats. Earlier this year, Meati partnered with celebrity chef Rachael Ray to bring awareness to their products. Made primarily from mushroom roots, Meati’s products are different from many of the other alternative meats on the market that are made with soy and wheat proteins. Former professional baseball player and successful entrepreneur Derek Jeter is just the latest big name to attach themselves to Meati as the brand continues its rapid growth.


Courtesy of Meati

Cayla White


Cayla has been writing for VegOut since 2020 and has been plugged into the LA vegan food scene since Veggie Grill was pretty much the only vegan restaurant in the city. Aside from writing articles, Cayla enjoys embracing their inner 85-year-old by listening to classical music, making playlists for their friends, and staying active through swimming, hiking, cycling, and yoga. In their free time, Cayla likes writing poetry, learning about outdoor survival and alternative lifestyles, and is always searching for the best loaf of sourdough bread.

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